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>r RESTAURANTS Aloha Hospitality Inc. Aloha in Alabama Aloha Hospitality Inc.’s concepts – Baumhower’s, Bimini Bob’s and Wings U – use quality food and service to ensure customer satisfaction. By Staci Davidson t’s not hard to imagine that a professional football player – an All-American from the University of Alabama and a six-time All-Pro for the Miami Dolphins – knows a thing or two about effective competition. Though the gridiron and the restaurant business are not similar playing fields, Bob Baumhower has achieved substantial success in both professions, company profile and with pride in his current team, he is looking forward to the future. Aloha Hospitality Inc. Baumhower was drafted by the Dolphins in 1977, Headquarters: Loxley, Ala. and had many successful seasons with them as part Employees: 1,000 (at peak) Specialty: Fresh seafood and chickof the team’s “Killer B’s” defense. By the time he en wings retired from football after the 1986 season, howevBob Baumhower, owner: “We combine great food with weller, he already was achieving success in the restautrained, smiling faces, which leads to rant business after introducing University of good experiences for our guests.” Alabama students to Buffalo wings in 1981 with the 36 food & drink • fall 2011 • << One of Baumhower’s specialties is the “Hot Bama” Brown, which is white bread topped with its “Almost Fried Turkey,” Mornay sauce, mushroom beef gravy, bacon and tomatoes. I Wings & Things concept. Offering counter service when it opened, Wings & Things evolved, and now is a full-service concept known as Baumhower’s. Baumhower’s is one of the concepts under the Aloha Hospitality umbrella, along with Bimini Bob’s and Wings U. A “focus on fresh” is what all three concepts have in common, according to Baumhower, and has fueled their success. “Fresh ingredients are what we focus on,” he stresses. “Quality is what we are known for, and a big part of quality is paying attention to what you buy. We

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Food and Drink - Fall 2011

Food and Drink - Fall 2011
Tableside Chat
News a la Carte
In the Safe Zone
Strengthing Brands
Restaurants: Smart Marketing
Willie’s Restaurants
Slack’s Hoagie Shack
The Cheese Steak Shop
Aloha Hospitality Inc.
Bertucci’s Corp
Falcon Holdings LLC
Mark’s Pizzeria
Seasons Pizza
San Diego State University Dining Services
Producers: Food Law
Brook & Whittle Ltd. incorporating Packstar
Nestle Professional Caribbean
Snyder’s-Lance Inc.
Basic American Foods
Evolution Fresh
Berto’s Gelato & Sorbet
Jensen Meat Co
Tumbador Chocolate
Leclerc Foods USA Inc.
FX Matt Brewing Co.
Green Organic Vegetable Inc.
Deli Star Inc.
Always Bagels
National Choice Bakery
Sequoia Orange Co.
Spring Glen Fresh Foods
Westshore Pizza
Distributors: Total Recall
Columbia Distributing
Castella Imports Inc.
Co-Sales Company
Brick Brewing Co. Limited
Prime Distributors
Retailers: What’s in Store
AriZona Beverage Co.
Le Grand Marche
Three Things

Food and Drink - Fall 2011